APMA Blog Feeds

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12/10/2018: Temporary closure of Regional Exam Center Anchorage

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 10, 2018 - 11:11 AM
Regional Exam Center Anchorage will be closed until further notice. The REC was affected by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that took place on Friday, November 30, 2018. This post provides information for those who need to submit, or recently submitted, an application to REC Anchorage. [ Read Full Article ]

12/7/2018: Coast Guard seeking applicants to Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 7, 2018 - 9:05 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. This committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant [ Read Full Article ]

12/7/2018: Notice of public meeting-IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Department of State will conduct a public meeting Jan. 16, 2019, led by the Coast Guard, in preparation for the sixth session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 6) at the IMO Headquarters in London in February. [ Read Full Article ]

12/6/2018: Coast Guard seeking applications for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:33 AM
The Coast Guard is accepting applications for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant [ Read Full Article ]

12/4/2018: Long Range Identification and Tracking: Have you reported in the last six hours?

Maritime CommonsTuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Long Range Identification and Tracking plays an important role in Maritime Domain Awareness. Countries that fall under the purview of the SOLAS convention can share the necessary marine security information along with all other required information about the ships that sail through the countries’ [ Read Full Article ]

11/28/2018: Marine Safety Center review of rigid hull inflatable vessels

Maritime CommonsWednesday, November 28, 2018 - 2:21 PM
The MTN provides an alternative design standard equivalent to certain regulatory requirements found in 46 CFR Subchapters T and S for rigid hull inflatable and rigid hull foam collar small passenger vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

11/28/2018: Congressional hearing alert – Polar Security Cutter acquisition

Maritime CommonsWednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:58 PM
The Coast Guard Chief Acquisition Officer, Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, will testify Nov. 29, 2018, before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to discuss Polar Security Cutter Acquisition. [ Read Full Article ]

11/26/2018: NOAD Schema 3.6 and Nat’l Vessel Movement Center Workbook 7.6 released

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 26, 2018 - 10:05 AM
The National Vessel Movement Center recently announced release of updated Notices of Arrival and Departure schema version 3.6, as part of efforts to enhance maritime domain awareness and improve handling of essential data contained within NOAD. [ Read Full Article ]

11/20/2018: Towing Safety Advisory Committee teleconference scheduled

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:51 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference Dec. 5, 2018, to discuss the three current tasks assigned to the committee. This teleconference will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

11/16/2018: Recap of recent National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Committee members discussed topics such as unmanned aerial vehicles and cyber security, the port security grant program, and CBP's Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, a voluntary program through which CBP works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve [ Read Full Article ]